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Witness says hook-handed cleric preached jihad

A former follower of the hook-handed hate preacher on trial for conspiring to kidnap Americans told a jury Friday that he met the cleric in London and passed along copies of his fiery sermons.

Yanks get no relief in 11-5 loss to Rays

What was the darkest moment for the Yankees' bullpen in Friday's 11-5 loss to Tampa Bay? Was it Adam Warren surrendering the lead in the seventh? Warren helping the Rays seal a win in the eighth with a two-run bomb by Sean Rodriguez...

Jackson Vows Action: Praises Woodson's work, but promises roster moves

Phil Jackson vowed to make changes to the roster during an impromptu speech to the Knicks players immediately following Wednesday’s season finale against the Toronto Raptors.

Thousands of Catholics march across Brooklyn Bridge for Good Friday

Bearing a wooden cross, roughly 3,000 Catholics marched from Brooklyn to Manhattan to mark Good Friday. Timothy Cardinal Dolan, joined by Bishop Nicholas DiMarzio, led the “Way of the Cross Procession,” held annually on the most solemn day in the Catholic faith.

Coming Out As Pregnant

The NY Times has a brief excerpt of nice butch lesbian A.K. Summers' graphic memoir of coming out as pregnant. I hope it includes some thoughtful and entertaining lessons about how having a kid changes how we see ourselves and the world--and...Show More Summary

Lawrence: In this series, stars align for Brooklyn

Jason Kidd led his four big-name stars and a top-notch supporting cast onto the Nets’ charter flight on Friday, bound for Toronto, where there hasn’t been a star sighting in the playoffs since Chris Bosh, before he said sayonara and headed to South Beach to play with LeBron James.

Mayor de Blasio says movie, TV tax breaks should continue

Tax breaks for movie and TV production companies should continue, to assure the growth of the city’s production industry, Mayor de Blasio said Friday.

DT Friday Freakout Chocolate Edition

Here is a handy round-up of headlines from the worlds of science, health and parenting, delivered all at once to ruin, not your every waking day, but just your weekend. It's the Daddy Types Friday Freakout: Toddlers show racial bias in picking playmates, says a U of W study of in-group bias in babies. Show More Summary

More than 1,500 show support with 'Save Our Horses' stickers

There was a stampede through Central Park Friday for the Daily News “Save Our Horses” bumper stickers. More than 1,500 stickers were handed out to tourists and New Yorkers, including motorists and carriage drivers.

Police search for woman in attempted kidnapping of infant boy

A heroic UPS driver who foiled the attempted kidnapping of a Manhattan television producer’s infant son says he acted on instinct. “I did what I had to do,” said William Marte, 52, who was in his truck in Chelsea on Thursday when he saw a deranged woman try to snatch the 8-month-old from his nanny.

Mets held to one hit in 6-0 loss to Braves

Aaron Harang certainly didn't pitch like this while he was a Met. The Atlanta righthander pitched seven no-hit innings against his former mates and the Mets didn't manage a hit until David Wright's single off Luis Avilan with two outs in the eighth inning.

State AG Eric Schneiderman boots Conviction Review Bueau head

State Attorney General Eric Schneiderman has booted a top deputy who had lobbied for the release of a convicted rapist. Schneiderman named Gail Heatherly, who previously headed his criminal prosecution team, to take over his Conviction Review Bureau, replacing Thomas Schellhammer.

It's Hard Out There For A Vaginal Birth

Damn, as if childbirth wasn't already hard enough. Doc bros gotta go make them even more complicated, just to fit their schedules. I was struck by the symmetries between two articles this week: The first, from the NYT, is a look at the difficulties women in rural areas face when they want to have a VBAC, vaginal birth after cesarean. Show More Summary

Ima Let You Comment, But

I have temporarily disabled comments on Daddy Types, so if you have a comment or response to a post, please email it, or hold it for a little while. The last week or so I've heard from folks having a difficult time leaving comments, seeing the captcha, etc. Show More Summary

American Airlines workers at LGA celebrate raise to $9-an-hour

It was a very Good Friday for American Airlines contract workers who operate at LaGuardia Airport. The poorly-paid porters, cleaners and security guards were rejoicing a day after they received their promised raises to $9-an-hour in this week’s paychecks.

Boy charged in grandma’s death wore bloody clothes to school: report

Mary Price, the 76-year-old mother of an Atlanta police officer, was apparently stabbed to death in her Atlanta home where her 14-year-old grandson lived with her, police told the Atlanta Journal Constitution.

Police investigate Amazon package filled with condoms sent to 8-year-old S.I. girl

Cops are trying to unwrap a mystery in Staten Island after someone sent extra strength condoms to an 8-year-old girl.

Council not hot to trot on horse-carriage ban

The head of the City Council committee responsible for bringing the horse-and-carriage ban to a vote isn’t sold on the idea of wiping out an entire industry. Councilman Rafael Espinal said he doesn’t “have a position” on the ban, and admits the Council “seems split.”

Armed men rob New Jersey scrapyard, tie up employees, steal $250K and shoot at police during getaway: cops

Five heavily armed men robbed a New Jersey scrapyard of more than $250,000 in car parts and cash, then sprayed cops with a hail of bullets as they tried to escape the brazen broad daylight crime. Four of the suspects were captured while a fifth carjacked an innocent bystander and escaped, cops told WCBS.

White House refuses answer to Bieber deportation petition

The White House is refusing to answer an online petition seeking to have Justin Bieber deported, claiming the imploding pop star is a “terrible influence on our nation’s youth.”

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